The Fellowship of the Ring

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007522903

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 7533

Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007322593

Category: Fiction

Page: 1216

View: 4888

All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King – available as one download, featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345339737

Category: English fiction

Page: 458

View: 5615

In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit, Frodo Baggins, is entrusted by the wizard Gandalf with an immense task: he must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power, the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord Sauron's evil dominion.

The Two Towers

Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547952023

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6410

The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. “Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph

The Return of the King

Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054795204X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6122

The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. “A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – Daily Telegraph Includes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Two Towers

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345339711

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 6448

Frodo must carry the One Ring through the ghostly borders of Mordor, Land of the Enemy, and back to the Fire that can destroy its evil powers, in the second volume in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Reissue.

Lord of the Rings

The Mythology of Power

Author: Jane Chance

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 3870

" With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien's books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork is the first to explore its "mythology of power"--that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.

Picturing Tolkien

Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy

Author: Janice M. Bogstad,Philip E. Kaveny

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648473X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

View: 6842

"This collection of essays offers a consensus of director Peter Jackson's successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Part One compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien's narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen"--Provided by publisher.

The Art of The Lord of the Rings

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618510832

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 6313

A behind-the-scenes view of the art and design of the film trilogy captures pivotal scenes and characters and features the work of Alan Lee, John Howe, and other artists and designers who offer their own take on the design process.

The Lord of the Rings

One Volume

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951949

Category: Fiction

Page: 1216

View: 3652

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings--Part One

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345339706

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1116

THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore -- the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed -- Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom. THUS BEGINS J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S CLASSIC THE LORD OF THE RINGS, WHICH CONTINUES IN THE TWO TOWERS AND THE RETURN OF THE KING.

The Lord of the Rings

The Official Stage Companion

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007219083

Category: Lord of the Rings

Page: 160

View: 2197

Featuring over 500 sketches, paintings, sculptures and digital artworks, as well as the expert commentaries of the actual artists throughout, this book offers a wealth of detail available nowhere else on how J.R.R. Tolkien's spellbinding literary work was turned into unforgettable movie magic.

The Atlas of Middle-earth

Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524404

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7287

Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised -- the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in THE SILMARILLION, THE HOBBIT, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day -- including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395489079

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 1540

View: 3078

The Hobbit))The Fellowship of the Ring))The Two Towers))The Return of the King))4 Vols.

Queer Movie Medievalisms

Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly,Tison Pugh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754675921

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 9859

Queer Movie Medievalisms is the first book of its kind to grapple with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time. It will be of great interest to scholars of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural and Media Studies, Film Studies and Medieval History.

The War of the Ring

Author: Christopher Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007365326

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 496

View: 5524

By analysing his father's stories Christopher Tolkien shows how unforeseen developments affect the plot in the different stages of the Ring saga. The book includes drawings, plans and maps, some of which are reproductions of J.R.R. Tolkien's originals.

The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 6050465118

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9555

Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

From the Page to the Screen

Author: Lynnette R. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985219

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2274

Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.

The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings:

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher:

ISBN: 6050465134

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4094

Building the story begun in The Hobbit and continuing the adventures of The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring the definitive text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin – alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. JRR Tolkien’s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

The Return of the King

Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings. With a New Foreword by the Author

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345339737

Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)

Page: 491

View: 2457